Born: January 30, 1963 Primary Instrument: Piano
With 35 recordings and over 6 million albums sold, one can say that Danny Wright's music touches and uplifts people daily, both in the U.S. and around the world. One of the nation’s finest pianist/composers, Danny’s many recordings defies classification. He specializes in several music styles: adult contemporary compositions, Broadway show tunes and movie themes, and classical music. His original compositions tend to be in the adult contemporary mode, frequently inspired by classical composers such as Beethoven, Pachelbel and Debussy as well as by such Broadway greats as Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerome Kern and Stephen Sondheim. His music is embraced across those genres as well as in solo piano, new age, Christian and gospel. In fact, in 1993 and 1994, he was named by Billboard Magazine as a Top 10 artist in the New Age genre. Three of his albums were included in Billboard's Top 10 New Age Albums in 1992, 1993 and 1994, and he has twice been nominated by the National Association of Record Merchandisers as the Best Seller in the New Age category. Danny’s destiny began to unfold at age four in Fort Worth, TX, when he reached up and played the theme from Dr. Zhivago on the piano in the family's living room with two hands. Recognizing an exceptional gift, his parents arranged for study under the respected professor, Dr. Harris Cavender. Since that time, Danny's life has consisted of his love of music, the piano and his desire to share his gift with others. His warm, outgoing personality combined with extraordinary talent has enabled him to touch millions of listeners through his recordings and concerts. Trained as a classical pianist, Wright composes and performs original compositions that are blended with various influences including contemporary jazz, classical and neoclassical. CD Review described his original compositions as ...fluidly crafted, backed up by exquisite musicianship. Wright also performs his own gorgeous arrangements of Broadway and film classics by well-loved composers. When not in the studio recording, Danny performs in concert as a guest artist with pops symphonies and has appeared in concert at top venues from the Berklee Performance Center in Boston to the Schoenburg Hall in Los Angeles. In 2000, Danny Wright signed with Real Music and Soul Mates in January 2001. Eight of the eleven songs are Wright's original compositions and three his unique and beautiful arrangements of favorite songs. Do You Live, Do You Love was released in July 2002. It includes ten original compositions, two of them songs from the musical Phantom Immortal, for which Wright was commissioned to write the music, and one motion picture theme. In March 2003, Real Music released Danny Wright Healer of Hearts, a newly recorded 2-CD collection of his 25 best-loved songs. Disc 1 is comprised of favorite cover tunes recorded for his top selling Black and White Series and Disc 2 includes the best of his original compositions prior to 1999. Soul Mates, Do You Live, Do You Love and Danny Wright Healer of Hearts have all been Billboard magazine charting albums, with Danny Wright Healer of Hearts achieving Top 10 status. No heart or story is too small to touch Wright. All of his CDs include songs written in response to a fan he may never have met, a child or adult in need of healing or for a wedding, anniversary or other cause for celebrations. It is from real life experiences that Danny draws his inspiration and through his composing and playing that he is truly a healer of hearts. His love for animals and the innocence of children inspire him to perform numerous benefit concerts in support of such organizations as the Humane Society, the Pediatric AIDs foundation and the American Red Cross; Danny also plays concerts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness in gratitude that his mother was a breast cancer survivor for many years. In 2009, Danny released Walking in Faith, a collection of faith-based songs dedicated to his parents. In 2011, Danny released Soul 2 Soul via White Lyte Music LLC (WhiteLyteMusic.com), which is his first album of all-original compositions in eleven years. The album’s pure solo piano songs, expertly played on his beloved Steinway, were once again inspired by the heartfelt stories of his fans and friends around the world. In conjunction with this release, Danny created The Danny
Wright Foundation of Music, along with White Lyte record label partner Cheri White, in order to support music for children in hospitals, for the elderly at assisted living centers, and for music education in the Las Vegas, NV area where he resides.